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Entries for June 2006

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/06/23

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 23, 2006. ...

Handling disagreements

Mitchell Baker has recently been posting an interesting series of articles on a variety of topics related to governance of open source projects; there are almost too many to list, but see in particular her thoughts on the "community" and decision-making, and leadership vs. coordination. Chris Messina followed up with some thoughts and questions about the future of open leadership, and in particular made the point that

Without strong leadership, you're liable to end up with a neverending succession of teapot tempests without accomplishing anything productive.

That particular comment struck a chord with me, and prompted me to retrieve from my files and prepare for publication some past thoughts of mine on the particular topic of handling disagreements in open collaborative projects.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/06/16

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the weeks ending May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16, 2006. I should be back on my regular weekly update schedule next week. ...

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/06/09

I got behind in doing the weekly Mozilla Foundation activity reports (for which I apologize); see the report for the week ending June 16, 2006 for activities during this week and the others I skipped.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/06/02

I got behind in doing the weekly Mozilla Foundation activity reports (for which I apologize); see the report for the week ending June 16, 2006 for activities during this week and the others I skipped.

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/05/26

I got behind in doing the weekly Mozilla Foundation activity reports (for which I apologize); see the report for the week ending June 16, 2006 for activities during this week and the others I skipped.

More on the feed icon

Now that I've posted the feed icon usage guidelines and the accompanying FAQ and gotten some comments on the guidelines and other feed icon issues, I wanted to do a follow-up post. Here it is. ...

The feed icon as a "community mark"

Mitchell Baker recently posted two articles about the use of the "feed icon" (also known as the "RSS icon") originally created for use with Firefox and how best to promote universal use of the icon for use with RSS, Atom and other open web syndication formats. In this post I discuss how the Mozilla Foundation proposes to approach this issue. ...